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Village Trustee Open Seat

The Village has a Trustee seat that remains vacant and would like to see it filed. If you are interested in serving your community, please come to the Village Board meeting held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  See Handbook for Boards for more information on the position.

Hydrant Flushing - May 25th & 26th

Flushing hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of the hydrant and ensures adequate water flow will be available if the need for firefighting arises. Flushing also removes sediment that naturally accumulates in water pipes. Removing these materials through flushing maintains the high quality of the water we provide to you.

When hydrant flushing occurs, you may notice slightly yellow, orange, or brown-colored water coming from your faucet. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for three to five minutes. If the water is still discolored, wait about 30 minutes and run the water again. This temporary discoloration only affects the appearance of the water – it does not cause a health or safety risk.

While the water is safe to drink, you should avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times, as the flushed sediment could discolor white clothing. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first. You should also avoid using hot water until the cold water runs clear.

If you experience discoloration for a prolonged time or if you experience a significant loss of water pressure after hydrant flushing has occurred, please call the Village Office at 608-753-2133.

Control of Noxious Weeds and Mowing of Lawns

NOTICE TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS and
MOWING OF LAWN and GRASSES
VILLAGE OF ARENA

 As provided in State Stat. 66.0407(4) notice is hereby given to each person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the Village of Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin to destroy all noxious weeds on such property before the plants bloom.

(Photos available here http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/fr/FR0464.pdf.)

If property is found not in compliance with the above Notice, the Village of Arena shall issue an Official Notice stating that action must be taken within five days of the written notice or the Village of Arena will destroy the weeds at the responsible person’s expense.

8.05.070 Regulation of length of lawn and grasses.

Public Nuisance Declared. The village board finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on lots or parcels of land which exceed eight inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interferes with the public convenience and adversely affects property values of other land within the village. For that reason, any lawn, grass or weed on a lot or other parcel of land which exceeds eight inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, except for property located in a designated floodplain area and/or wetland area or where the lawn, grass or weed is part of a natural lawn approved pursuant to AMC 8.05.060.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report

Is now available. Click here to review. If you would like a hardcopy, they can be picked up at the Village Office.

Full Property Assessment Revaluation in 2021

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn - Board of Review to meet on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm to adjourn to  July 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm due to assessment roll is not complete.

Click here to see Assessor's Letter for field review.

Click here to see FAQ on revaluation.

Auto Pay - IS HERE!

An Auto Pay Authorization form is available at Village Hall or on our website to allow your utility payment to be deducted from your checking or savings account on the due date. It’s Easy! Sign up today to start enjoying these benefits:

  • No Checks to Write 
  • No Postage to Pay
  • No More Late Fees
  • No Worries!

Village Text Messages

If you would like to join our texting program, text ARENA to 608-360-2200.  If you are already a texting customer, you do not have to do anything.  You have automatically been moved to the new program.  Joining the texting program is the best way for the village to contact you about anything out of the ordinary that is happening, such as road construction, closures, garbage pickup day changes, etc.

Have you gotten your DOG LICENSE(S) for 2021!

Please remember that if you have a dog that is over 5 months of age, by state law and village ordinance, it must be licensed each year. This helps ensure that the dog is properly vaccinated. As an added bonus, if our officers come upon a properly licensed dog (meaning the license is current and is attached to the collar), we will try to get the dog home, at least a couple of times, rather than taking it to Human Society “doggy jail” and resulting in the owner of having to pay "bond" to get the dog out. Licenses can be obtained at the Village Clerk's Office – COST: $7.00 neutered/spayed; $15.00 unaltered. Please take steps to get your dog licensed as we do check when we have contact for a dog related matter (and only one warning will be given for the license issue). Thank-you.

Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling

Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $20 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2).  To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible).  Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at Focusonenergy.com or at 1-800-354-1898.

Check Out Our New WEBSITE!

Welcome to the new Village of Arena website.  It is a work in progress to bring you as much information as possible. Please bear with us as items get updated over the next month.